We often get visitors to the Sounds asking how they can best experience all three of the Marlborough Sounds most popular activities - hiking and mountain biking the Queen Charlotte Track as well as sea kayaking - over a few days. Our 3 Day Hike/Bike/Kayak Combo takes the best sections of the Queen Charlotte Track to hike and mountain bike and rolls these together with a one day independent kayak rental to provide an affordable, fantastic package to 'do it all' in the Marlborough Sounds.
Day 1: Your day begins with a briefing at Wild Guides before catching the 9.30am water taxi to Ship Cove. Hike from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge Jetty (5 hours) and transfer across Endeavour Inlet at day's end.
Day 2: Mountain bikes are delivered this morning by water taxi for your ride from Camp Bay to Portage Bay. You can opt for either riding along the panoramic but more difficult Queen Charlotte Track or a sce
Day 3: Your kayak is delivered to Torea Bay this morning (near Portage) for your independent kayak around the picturesque bays and coves of Queen Charlotte Sound concluding to either Ngakuta Bay or Picton Harbour.
Day 1 Start time: Meet 8.30am at Wild Guides HQ
Day 3 Return time: 5pm to Wild Guides HQ
What to bring: Shorts & t-shirt are fine for paddling during summer but bring warm clothes too (polypropylene is best) plus swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, sunhat, camera (we have dry bags for these) and lots of water. Also bring shoes for biking in, a daypack, raincoat and dry clothes.
We supply: kayaking & safety equipment, paddling jacket, PFD (Personal Flotation Device) wi
Cost (Camping Accommodation): $325 per person
Cost (Backpacker Accommodation): $450 per person
We include your water transport to the track, accommodation on two nights, mountain bike hire, kayak hire and private land access pass. No meals are included in this package but can be arranged at the various lodges along the track.
Min 2 persons, Packages can be organised for singles